Can someone start online marketing with only 200$?

by salahghanem 40 replies
Someone have asked me this question "Can someone start online marketing with only 200$?" and my answer is,
Based on my IM experience; No, this is the beginning of spending and the rest is coming up.
Of course keeping away SEO approach as it requires high time consuming learning efforts and he will stay out of earning for about 6-10 months until Google get satisfied upon him and get ranked to the first page, so, SEO is out of here.
It's the paid traffic which he'll gonna need to dive in, so in my opinion, 200$ is too low to keep the business self-automated. But, i wanted to know if i'm wrong about this and there is possibility for someone to start with a total budget of 200$ or some like it.
Introducing Solo ads, PPC, and other Must be Paid Services.... What you think?
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  • Profile picture of the author annesawyers
    Yah, You are right $200 is so cheap. I agree with you.
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  • Profile picture of the author MValmont
    Not all methods are equals,

    I personally started with $0 and it took me a few months to make a few thousand per month in passive income, but the method I picked was great.

    As soon as I see someone talking about SEO, affiliate marketing, starting a blog, I know they are not going to make any money any time soon. Why? Because I've done all of these and I know how it works. These method are simply not newbie friendly.

    If you are just starting out, you want money FAST, then you can more to something else if you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author Doan Chi Tin
    In my opinion, you can success from ZERO....

    If you have money to outsouces or buy some ads, It will be much faster.

    If not.... its OK but you must invest more time to drive free traffic or doing some small jobs.

    Believe me! anything CAN possible!
  • Profile picture of the author faisal630
    Yes, 200$ is little bit lower money to start this big internet marketing because things take time, contribution, money and reach.
  • Profile picture of the author Big Squid
    Wouldn't it depend on what they are trying to accomplish?

    They probably can't immediately launch themselves into a huge business with $200, but they can certainly start with $200.
  • Profile picture of the author gooroo
    Theoretically, you can start with nothing at all and still succeed. For example, build following on social medias and feed them CPAs or affiliate offers.

    You can start on youtube and build a following there, spending only as much as a good mic and camera(if you need it) costs you.

    You can start by getting a hosting + domain, spending about 15$ for both for the first month and 5$ a month afterward, there is Wordpress and enough tools available for free that will allow you accomplish most of the things you'd like to accomplish, be it a blog, squeeze page, adsense, affiliate marketing or building a course or an email list, just to name a few.

    Maybe you want to offer a service that requires a subscription but doesn't involve creating a pricey product, then again all you'd need is the money for the host + domain. There are enough membership plugins available for free, and if you prefer going for a premium option the cost would still be way below 200$ for the best ones.

    So yes, there are a lot of options that come to mind that'd cost you below 200$ to start with, and I probably don't even know the half of them. Money WILL help you reach your goals quicker, but if you WANT to start and only have 200$, then nothing's stopping you.
    • Profile picture of the author salahghanem
      Yes, but with this low budget, can someone dive into a Paid traffic source or PPC campaign? I think it would be better to take the free traffic road.
  • Profile picture of the author Richard Linder
    They could do marketing/social media/SEO training for $200 if they wanted to do it themselves.
  • Profile picture of the author Matt D.
    Theoretically, yes.
    Realistically, no.
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  • Profile picture of the author benelijah
    Not really.

    Why? One simple reason.

    When starting out with PPC, you're going to lose money in the beginning, guaranteed. Some campaigns are just not going to work out, and you're going to have to keep optimizing them until they work.

    So that first $200 might go down the drain without a single sale... just saying.
  • Profile picture of the author fratt55
    hey there

    the answer to your question is "yes"
    but you will have to devote some personal time to make sure that you learn the strategies and apply them..
    with little bit of money to start, i would recommend that you learn seo ... learning how to drive free traffic to your niche using search engines is all you should worry about..it will take some time but its well worth it

    there are also lots of free tools out there to help you along the way
    so yea
    find a niche that you are passionate about, then
    do your due deligence and shoot for the stars
    ok
    talk soon
    sam f
  • Profile picture of the author Grifstar
    There is other free methods for traffic than SEO but I'm not sure about automating it. In my own experience it has never gone that well.

    $200 could get you something if you have the right ad and targeting, but just starting out most of that money will go towards testing. His first goal should be finding something profitable before thinking about automation imo.
  • Profile picture of the author boblyle
    If your plan involves going down the road as an affiliate marketer, first learn the "ropes". Gain some knowledge of writing emails, copywriting, etc...(Free) There are courses out there that teach you how to set up autoresponders, where to find quality products, etc..(Free) write some compelling emails to send out, promoting a product that you found on one of the affiliate networks (Free)
    Now here's where your first dollar is spent. First month with a good autoresponder ..Aweber$1...Get response I think is free for 30 days, not positive. Add your 7-10 message series already prewritten.
    Take a few bucks and purchase a domain name and hosting. Get a plug in that allows you to build your own capture pages.
    Take the rest of the money and buy traffic with it and send it to your list.
    Save a few more bucks and send some more traffic.
    rinse and repeat.
    It sounds simple because it is. But I would spend some quality time studying your market, learning ad copy, opting into some good copywriters email lists, etc. It's easy, just not gonna be done overnight
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  • Profile picture of the author Maxi4biz
    Yes, it is possible if you have the perfect system to start with.
  • Profile picture of the author depotgang
    If you can buy and sell with a good margin...sure
  • Profile picture of the author dev4life
    I started with $0, a free .tk domain. Made Youtube videos got conversions from that, then ugpraded to a .com domain, did a lot of SEO onsite, offsite myself, made more videos with the .com domain. Started getting ranked on google, bought some links. The website ranked in the top 10, after doing more seo, it was in the top #1-2 google, #1 bing. The website was making me at it's peak $300 a day. Even to this day, the website dropped from Google, it's still on bing #1, got blocked on many browsers even, but it's still making me around $20 a day. And that is around 2 and a half years later.
    Don't say anything is impossible.
  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Zen
    It really depends on what you're doing, what i've been doing recently online hasn't cost me a dime, and yielded a profit well into the 4 digits. but of course that's taken time and effort a lot more compared to a self automated business.

    I've tried paid traffic and spent over 200$ in the past and didn't make that money back in the end so it does depend on the method.
  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Not impossible at all. I did it. But of course having a little money does save you some time and headache . No question
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Can someone start online marketing with only 200$?

    Sure, why not?

    Nobody is forced to use paid ads.
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